Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinaykumar Vithalrao Jatha Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 05/12/2019 regarding establishment of a 26 MW Co-generation unit on a land bearing Gut No. 52/2 in village Limpangaon, Taluk Shrigonda, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra on the ground that the project falls within the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary. Also, the land (Gut No. 52/2) is a forest land which cannot be diverted for non-forest activity without clearance under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhagwan Bhoite & Others Vs The Collector, Ahmednagar & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding severe air pollution due to operation of a stone crusher unit in village Ghutewadi, Taluka Shrigonda, District Ahmednagar run by M/s. Dineschandra R. Agarwal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. It is alleged that the plant is run mostly at night and is located near to a school and agricultural lands. Apart from this, the unit is stated to fall within the limits of the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) of Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary.

BENGALURU: Providing wildlife refuges even in the form of small protected areas in the increasingly urbanised landscape can help hoofed mammals, including blackbuck, survive, Indian researchers hav

Wildlife conservation in human-dominated landscapes requires that we understand how animals, when making habitat-use decisions, obtain diverse and dynamically occurring resources while avoiding risks, induced by both natural predators and anthropogenic threats. Little is known about the underlying processes that enable wild animals to persist in densely populated human-dominated landscapes, particularly in developing countries.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Great Indian Bustard, 15/12/2015. Financial assistance is also provided to the State Governments for protection of Great Indian Bustard habitats under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of ‘Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats’.

Jaisalmer: Heavy rains in Jaisalmer and illegal farming, especially at Desert National Park (DNP) and other areas where Great Indian Bustard (GIB) roam freely, are creating problem for the newly bo

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sachin S/o Sakharam Potre Vs State of Maharashtra Ors dated 25/03/2014 regarding reserving the entire Karjat Taluka, District Ahmednagar for Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary.

Setting Up Saw Mills, Industries May Soon Be Banned

Pune: Activities such as commercial mining and setting up saw mills, large hydroelectric projects and pollution-causing industries may soon be banned in the eco-sensitive zones around the main sanctuaries in the state, including the Tadoba-Andhari tiger reserve, Melghat tiger reserve and Sanjay Gandhi national park in Mumbai.

MUMBAI: The state government plans to denotify nearly 100 sq km of protected area (PA) that forms part of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats.

JAIPUR: The World Bank and the Union government will help the state government to set up the international-level training centre for forest staff and tiger conservationists in Jaipur district.

A meeting in this regard was held on Tuesday, attended by the officials of World Bank, state government and wildlife experts.

According to forest minister Ramlal Jat, "The centre would be conducting re